Thursday, 27 June 2013

PHOTOGRAPHY | PAULO MORTELLI

I like the calm simplicity of Paulo Mortelli's minimalist photography in which he tries to capture and communicate a sense rather than an image.






Saturday, 22 June 2013

FASHION | CITY STREETS


Paris - Jak & Jil
Off to one of my favourite cities next week!BERLIN !!! Been perusing some street style sites looking at different styles in different cities. Can't wait to hit the grey streets of Prenzlauer Berg!
New York - Altamira
Berlin - uberlin
London - Coggles

New York - The Locals

London - Coggles

Paris - Sartorialist



Thursday, 20 June 2013

ZINE | JEUNE ET POLI

Words cannot describe how much I love a good zine and my most recent uncovering is this new zine project by French photographers Juliette Gaudino and Michel Nguie that coincidently doesn't contain any words. Titled “Jeune et Poli”, it uses images as visual poetry (how French!). 

Translated in English as "young and polite", this mag certainly feels fresh, yet still contained within the parameters of a defined but malleable context, it's a provoking yet calm and melancholic publication.

Anyhow, that's enough pretentious waffle from me, check them out online here - Jeune et Poli 2

Jeune et Poli 2



MUSIC | JUST BECAUSE

Monday, 10 June 2013

WRITING | IAIN BANKS

Hearing that Iain Bank's had sadly passed away yesterday was upsetting news for obvious and personal reasons. Aged just 59, his passing was untimely; he remained to the end open, bold, humble and courageous. On a personal level because I will never forget first discovering his magnificent work and the effect it had on me. 

Iain Banks will always be one of my favourite writers. I feel that, to a great extent, I can attribute my love of writing to encompassing his relentless and bold commitment to the act and the world of inspiration that he created as a result. I can also say that his writing was a catalyst and influence on the path that my life and career took. A bold statement but one, in retrospect, I believe to be the truth. Whilst on my gap year, aged 18, I was given a copy of A Wasp Factory by a good friend to read on my travels around Europe. My friend told me not to give it back but rather keep it or pass it on to someone else - selfishly I could never bare to part with it and the pages are now very worn from re-reading. 

I don't need to hark on about how amazing this book is because if you've read it you'll understand what a game changing piece of work it is. If you haven't read it, I urge you to go discover it for yourself. As I did in foreign cities, on mountain sides and long coach journeys. 

once back from my travels and having encompassed a great amount of writing, history and art - with Bank's words as my cherished companion - I made the decision I'd been putting off. I decided to study Writing and Literature and perhaps, maybe try to be a writer. When interviewed for my place at University, the Dean asked me what the last book I read was and I told him. This opened up a long discussion and shared admiration for this book. This was the start of an ongoing love for writing and the process. It was the start of a long, arduous and exhilarating path to becoming a writer. One that I continue to travel down.

Thank you to my friend for lending me that book and thank you Ian Banks for being such a talented, bold and inspirational writer. 

Thank you reading my sentimental and perhaps overly romantic ramblings, it was good to share.


Thursday, 6 June 2013

ART | ECKHART HAHN



Paintings with a tangible 3D quality and surreal compositions. Eckhart Hahn's work speaks for itself, in volumes. Look!..







Wednesday, 5 June 2013